Tennis-Osaka withdraws from French Open citing depression

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By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) -Japan’s Naomi Osaka stunned the tennis world on Monday by withdrawing from the French Open after deciding to boycott post-match media duties, explaining she had been suffering from depression for almost three years. Osaka said in the build-up to the tournament that she would not attend the obligatory press conferences for players after matches, saying the questioning by journalists stresses her mental health. The four-time Grand Slam champion made good on her threat on Sunday when, after winning her first round match, she did not hold a press conference. She w…

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